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The Pioneers follow up on their district and state championships at PNWIC meet.

COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon City equestrian team members Eva Howard, Grace Duyn, Anna Hamersly and Hailey Mongrain were named Reserve PNWIC champions in Team Versatilty.Two weeks after winning its first state championship, the Oregon City equestrian team got back in the saddle to compete in the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship.

The Pioneers, competing in the PNWIC at Moses Lake, Washington, from June 17-19, proved their ability again versus the toughest field of the year. The meet featured the top five teams and top five individuals for each event from this year's Oregon and Washington high school state championship meets.

All 10 Oregon City athletes who competed at the OHSET state championship qualified for the PNW Invitational. Pioneers results were:

• Sophomore Anna Hamersly won Reserve PNWIC Champion (silver medal) in Hand Trail with her horse Zippy. Previously, Hamersly won Tri-River district and Oregon state championships in the same event.

• Junior Grace Duyn, who qualified to compete in the PNWIC in all five of her individual events from state, won the bronze medal in Hunt Seat Equitation. She also finished fifth in Saddleseat, fifth in Showmanship, seventh in Dressage and 10th in Western.

• The team of Duyn, Hamersly and seniors Eva Howard and Hailey Mongrain won Reserve PNWIC champion (silver medal) in Team Versatility. They previously won the state championship at the Oregon meet.

• Hamersly placed fourth in Saddleseat and sixth in Trail.

• Josie Davis placed ninth in Driving.

• Joie Ellington placed sixth in Saddleseat.

• Howard placed sixth in Showmanship and 11th in Western.

• In Working Pairs, Hamersly and Ellington placed fourth, and Duyn and Howard placed ninth.

• In IHOR, Hamersly, Howard, Braelee Borden and Ellington placed seventh.

• In Drill, Hamersly, Borden, René Haltiner, Ellington, Brook Simpson and Brooklin Olson placed ninth.

Other local finishers included: La Salle's Brooke Switzer, who placed eighth in Reining, and La Salle's London Gall, who placed placed sixth in Dressage and 12th in Western Horsemanship.


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